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Not if you want overclockability.
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I would get a 64gb samsung 830 drive for him as well. SSD's will make up for slower cpu and only using one hard drive. Really SSD's work fine on sata2 and will still beat any hard drive out there, Get him one of these and use what ever hard drive you want for data. Also AMD is a great choice if your just running that 9800gt. I would get a quad core phenom and a cheap mobo and use the ram you already have. 9800gt can still play crysis fine so its plenty of power for mmos. Also if you look around you can get a cheap athlon x3 or x4 cpu that can unlock to a quad core phenom and can overclock to 3.6ghz fine. Thats what my buddy did. spent around 140 for the mobo, cpu, and ram on newegg and ued his old 8800gts 320. Kicked the crap out of his old x2 6000+.
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So how about the x4 960T and my motherboard? The 64gb samsung 830 is SATAIII, not SATA II. Is there any SATA II SSD?

What about this
Edited by Atham - 12/24/11 at 4:06am
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So how about the x4 960T and my motherboard? The 64gb samsung 830 is SATAIII, not SATA II. Is there any SATA II SSD?
What about this

sata 3 works fine in sata 2. I have that same drive in my laptop, asus g60vx, Doesn't have any problem, just is limited by sata 2 speeds. I could care less if the drive maxes out at 280MB/s on sata 2, its still faster then any single hard drive.

also can your board unlock? does it have ACC support? from what i can find is does. Maybe should try your luck with unlocking a athlon x4's cache and making it a phenom. you will still have a mighty nice athlon x4 if it doesnt work.
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It does have ACC. I don't want to pay more for SATAIII if I don't have to.

About the SSD, is there some other SSD which is cheaper?
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So how about the x4 960T and my motherboard? The 64gb samsung 830 is SATAIII, not SATA II. Is there any SATA II SSD?
What about this

Also intel drive isnt bad. Samsung 830 series drives just have much improved write performance. Also All current drives just have sata 3 cause it doesn't cost any extra to add it.

I got mine during black Friday for 90 and also came with arkham city. You might be able to find one somewhere for around 100 still. 1tb+ hard drive are now costing that much so really not like its to expensive.
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I would not get an SSD since it's a budget build. Don't worry about it. I don't have an SSD in my gaming rig because it's pointless and won't help me in games.
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I would not get an SSD since it's a budget build. Don't worry about it. I don't have an SSD in my gaming rig because it's pointless and won't help me in games.

It will make overall computer experience much greater. SSD makes my laptop feel snappier then my desktop in some things. Random read is great. Wont help in gaming, but if you do more then just gaming it will help. If anything a ssd is better for lower end hardware to make up for being lower end. It will make a slow computer feel fast again. SSDs are the future for a great computing experience.
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I am kind of confused now. Should get the SSD or not? I think I will get the HDD instead.
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It will make overall computer experience much greater. SSD makes my laptop feel snappier then my desktop in some things. Random read is great. Wont help in gaming, but if you do more then just gaming it will help. If anything a ssd is better for lower end hardware to make up for being lower end. It will make a slow computer feel fast again. SSDs are the future for a great computing experience.

The speed of an SSD is greatly exagerrated. Maybe time people start learning how to optimize Windows.
If your brother needs storage, go with an HDD.
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